(Answers from last time: 1. after, after, for; 2. of; 3. in/during, at; 4. into; 5. for)

Dear student,

As you surely know, the TOEFL exam is a must if you want to apply for an American college or university in the United States of America, Canada and other countries where English is the teaching language. Moreover, this test is required by various institutions, scholarship programmes and other organizations.

That is why I wholeheartedly recommend Toefl Reading and Vocabulary Workbook (Elizabeth Davy, Karen Davy) in order to assess your skills. The book consists of a set of questions (grid test) to test your vocabulary knowledge and the ability to understand a wide variety of texts.

Here is a sample until next time:

Choose the alternative that has the same meaning as the underlined word.

1. No one could decide whether she married him for mercenary motives or she loved him in spite of his millions.

a. money-loving; b. mercurial; c. unknown; d. lucrative

2. Because he had defaulted in his car payments, the bank repossessed the car.

a. erred; b. deprived; c. failed; d. delayed

3. No matter how hard we try, there is no way to circumvent taxes.

a. pay in installments; b. get around; c. travel around; d. round up

4. The consensus among his sisters was that he ought to get married.

a. agreement; b. survey; c. statistics; d. concentration

5. A recent bride enjoys concocting special dinners for her husband.

a. putting together; b. inventing; c. coordinating; d. cooperating

Autor: Alexandru Macovescu – Trainer intern A_BEST Limba Engleză, Italiană şi Limba Română pentru Străini

Alexandru este absolvent al Facultăţii de Limbi şi Literaturi Străine, specializarea Engleză-Italiană. În 2010, a absolvit un masterat specializat în Traducerea Textului Literar Contemporan. Alexandru are o bogată experienţă atât în predarea limbilor engleză și italiană cât și în traduceri și interpretariat și exerciţiu în utilizarea, în contexte diferite, a limbilor străine. În prezent, Alexandru predă inclusiv cursuri A_BEST de limba engleză și italiană, limbaj general și de afaceri, precum şi cursuri de limba română pentru străini, în cadrul companiilor.